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Virtual Discussion: The First Amendment and Faculty Speech

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August 28, 2023HxPPE Communities

August 28 | 5 - 6:30 p.m. CT

Virtual meeting open to the PPE Communities (Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Legal Scholarship).

Discussion topic: the decision last month of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Porter v. Board of North Carolina State University as well as other court cases about whether and how the First Amendment of the US Constitution protects the speech that faculty engage in in the course of their work at public universities - in teaching, scholarship, but also in discussing issues of university governance outside of the classroom (and outside of their scholarship). The meeting will begin with a presentation on the recent case law - provided either by one of the moderators of HxPPE (Marc Jonathan Blitz) or by a guest speaker. The discussion may also discuss related questions about what academic freedom protects at private universities.

One week prior to the meeting, the Zoom link will be posted in each of the community forums (Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Legal Scholarship).

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